Category Archives: QOTD

QOTD: A Day Which Shall Live in Infamy…

“I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

– Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, upon learning of the success of the attack on

QOTD: H.L. Mencken on Slitting Throats

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

– H.L. Mencken

QOTD: Miracles and Bernadette Soubirous

“For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe in God, no explanation is possible.”

—From the opening lines of the 1943 movie, The Song of Bernadette

Jennifer Warnes co-wrote and sang the related and beautiful Song of Bernadette. Here’s a good version.

You’ve heard of the healing waters at Lourdes, France, right? The movie is about that and 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous.

QOTD: Disaster Preparedness and Life In General

“Nobody is coming to save you.”


QOTD: Brianna Wiest on Passionate Work

Less active

Cubicle-based desk jockey could still be passionate

We’re doing people an incredible disservice by telling them they should seek, and pursue, what they love. People usually can’t differentiate what they really love and what they love the idea of.

But more importantly, you are not meant to do what you love. You are meant to do what you’re skilled at. Imagine an aspiring doctor with a low IQ but a lot of “passion.” They wouldn’t make it through medical school, and you wouldn’t want them to.

—Brianna Wiest

QOTD: A Fool’s Opinion

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 18:2

Source: Selected Sunday Scriptures- #113 | Donal Graeme


QOTD: Mussolini Defines Fascism

“The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character, its duty, and its aim. Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State. The conception of the Liberal State is not that of a directing force, guiding the play and development, both material and spiritual, of a collective body, but merely a force limited to the function of recording results: on the other hand, the Fascist State is itself conscious and has itself a will and a personality — thus it may be called the “ethic” State…. ..The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone … ”

Benito Mussolini, 1932